UML Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

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If you identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, there are many schools and workplaces that offer resources to help you get involved and connect. The start of a new year is a perfect time to begin or renew your involvement.

Whether you’re a student, faculty, or staff member at UMass Lowell, here is a quick roundup of ways you can connect with the LGBTQ+ community.

Faculty and Staff

Start or join an employee resource group!

Employee resource groups, sometimes called affinity groups, are a great way to connect with LGBTQ+ peers and allies. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Outreach coordinates with faculty and staff to create employee resource groups. At UMass Lowell, there are two that currently exist that could be relevant for LGBTQ+ community members:

Diversity and Inclusion Employee Resource Group

LGBTQ+ Resource Group

Don’t see one that’s the right fit for you? Start your own!

Students

Join a club or organization!

Pride Alliance is “focused on offering a safe space for LGBTQ+ students and allies to socialize, as well as promoting acceptance and activism across campus”. They meet weekly every Thursday evening in University Crossing.

Become a Queer Peer mentor!

Want to help other LGBTQ+ students connect with resources and peers on campus? The Queer Peers Program is a great opportunity to build relationships, leadership skills, and connect with your LGBTQ+ identity. Not feeling ready to become a mentor, but still want to connect? Sign up as a mentee!

By Tiffany Medeiros
Tiffany Medeiros Assistant Director, Cooperative Education